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Mount Misma and the Argon Hills

Mount Misma and the Argon Hills

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Start and finish: Car park in via San Spiridione, Gorlago (BG)
Difficulty level: Hard
Lenght: 45,8 km
Altitude difference: 770 m
Terrain: mostly off road
Average travel time: 3 h 25 m

The loop along one of the four routes that make up the Quadrifoglio cicloturistico delle Terre del Vescovado will take you along the slopes of Monte Misma to the summit of the Colle d’Argon, from where you can enjoy a breath-taking view.
The route has uphill and downhill sections that require good technical skills and the use of an appropriate mountain bike.
We recommend that you follow the track provided carefully so as not to get lost along the route

From Gorlago to Pradalugna

Leave your car in the car park in Via San Spiridione, near Moroni Park, hop in the saddle and ride into the historic centre of Gorlago. Ride out of the village past Villa Siotto Pintor and take the Ciclovia dei Laghi in the direction of Bergamo to the village of Albano Sant’Alessandro. Pass through the village and continue through residential neighbourhoods and country roads. Ride up the Serio river and cross it at Alzano Lombardo. Stay on the Serio river cycle path and follow the signs towards Clusone until you reach the village of Pradalunga.

From Pradalunga to Tribulina di Scanzorosciate

Enter the village of Pradalunga and take Via Forcella to climb up towards the Sanctuary of the same name.

Pass the Sanctuary and continue along the asphalt road. Further on, the road surface becomes unpaved and the route takes you along the slopes of Monte Misma on technically demanding paths. 

A descent halfway down the slope leads to Roccolone: from here proceed towards the village of Pradale, crossing a wide grassy ridge. Continue across the grassland to the point where you enter the woods, turn left and take the dirt road that descends towards Tribulina, in the municipality of Scanzorosciate.

From Tribulina di Scanzorosciate to Gorlago

From Tribulina, go up the Colle dei Pasta hill along Via Collina Alta, leaving the imposing grey stone church on your right. Halfway up the hill, turn right and follow the signs leading to the ‘Cipresso’, ‘Cerri’ and ‘Bironda’ farmhouses: three protagonists of the cuisine of the Vescovado. The road will then become unpaved and slightly challenging, until it joins the provincial road again.
From here head towards Torre de’ Roveri and after a few hundred metres turn left towards Tenuta Frizzoni (Frizzoni Estate). Keep to the left and climb a steep road that changes from cemented to unpaved, running along the ridge. Pass the small church of Santa Croce and climb up towards Santa Maria in Argon. At the top of the hill, take a break to admire the breath-taking view that stretches from the skyscrapers of Milan to the Apennines. Return to the saddle and continue along the ridge towards the small church of San Giorgio. At the foot of the small church take a path that descends to the right, towards the valley, to Albano Sant’Alessandro. From here you retrace the Ciclovia dei Laghi to return to Gorlago.

To find out about all the itineraries that make up the Quadrifoglio cicloturistico delle Terre del Vescovado please check out the website dedicated to the project.

The ancient village of Gorlago, churches and shrines on the Argon and Mount Misma hills, the panorama and view of the Po Valley.

By car
A4 motorway
From Milan: Seriate exit
From Venice: Grumello del Monte exit 
Follow directions to Val Cavallina.
Recommended car parks in Gorlago: Piazza Europa – Via San Spiridione

By train
Trenitalia and Trenord run connections from Brescia and Bergamo to Gorlago.
Station stop: Montello Gorlago 

We recommend consulting the railway websites to find out the current timetables and fares and to check the availability of bicycle transport.

Recommended restaurants
Bella Italia –  via Roma 79, Gorlago – tel +39 035 953307
Da Giovanni – via del Fabbricone 2, Gorlago – tel +39 035 20681254
DiVinoInVino – via Asperti 12 , Gorlago – tel +39 035 4251095
Il Bù family restaurant – via I maggio 2, Gorlago – tel +39 035 752312
Locanda dell’Antica Giàsera  – via Dante Alighieri 8, Gorlago – tel +39 035 0780390
Zen Sushi – via del Fabbricone 16 – tel +39 035 4251007

Takeaway pizzerias or street food
Pizza in Piazza – via Vimercati Sozzi 14, Gorlago – tel +39 035 4251182

Recommended bar
Big Bar – via Regina Margherita 11, Gorlago – tel +39 035 951089
Bar Maria –  via Vimercati Sozzi 51, Gorlago – tel +39 035 951540
Caffetteria del Centro –  via Lorenzo Sibellini 8, Gorlago – tel +39 035 953556
Dany’s bar – via Pesenti 39, Gorlago – tel +39 338 3543368
Ottimaidea café – Piazza Gregis 6, Gorlago – tel +39 035 952878

Recommended hotels and B&B
The area offers accommodation to suit all needs.
A selection can be found at www.terredelvescovado.it/dormire

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